Friday, January 7, 2022
Asghar Farhadi’s latest film is yet another expertly crafted pressure cooker of tension set in contemporary Iran. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, A Hero follows Rahim (Amir Jadidi), a father imprisoned for an unpaid debt. While on a two-day leave, he and his fiancée hatch a scheme to convince his creditor (Mohsen Tanabandeh) to withdraw his complaint, but the plan spirals out of control when Rahim becomes the focus of a local news story. This incisive comment on justice and human frailty gradually performs a sleight of hand, beginning as a moral tale tinged with suspense before segueing into something far more surprising and psychologically rich. An Amazon Studios release.
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